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Read: "'Harkley Named 2015 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec"

CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec in partnership with DDJ Myers

From left: Jimese Harkley, CUES CEO John Pembroke, CUES Chair Joseph F. Hearn, CCE, and Deedee Myers, PhD., CEO of challenge sponsor DDJ Myers Ltd.

Award Overview

The Next Top Credit Union Exec challenge awards one emerging CU professional with a grand prize that includes a $20,000 educational package. CUES partners with Currency to manage this dynamic competition, and sponsor DDJ Myers provides coaching sessions to finalists.

Who is Eligible?

Any credit union employee 35 or under who is not yet a CEO. There are no geographic restrictions.

What's Happening Right Now?

Jimese Harkley, philanthropy and community relations manager at $1.3 billion America's First Federal Credit Union in Birmingham, Ala., was named the 2015 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec on Nov. 11.

Where was the Award Presented?

The 2015 award will be presented at CUES’ CEO/Executive Team Network™  November 11, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

What Does the Winner Receive?

First, a group of Top 15 are selected from among the applicants. The Top 15 will receive a remote coaching session with DDJ Myers.

Five finalists are selected next; they receive a CUES reward package valued at approximately $6,000 including:

  • Economy airfare, accommodations and registration to attend CUES' CEO/Executive Team Network
  • Two remote coaching sessions with Peter Myers or Susan Geear from DDJ Myers
  • A great achievement to include on their resumes

Of the five finalists, one will be named the CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec and receive:

  • An additional $20,000 educational package, including registration, accommodation and economy airfare to any two CUES’ CEO Institutes
  • Two remote coaching sessions with DDJ Myers
  • The opportunity to continue to publish the progress of their project with monthly updates on the CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec blog for the next five months



Please visit http://www.nexttopcreditunionexec.com/; contact member services at 800.252.2664 or 608.271.2664, ext. 340; or email cues@cues.org.

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